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Lincoln Chafee To Announce Presidential Bid June 3

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee will announce on June 3 his intention to run for the 2016 Democratic nomi...

The Press and Bernie Sanders

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media
Eric Boehlert

In the month since he announced his bid, Sanders' coverage seems to pale in comparison to comparable Republican candidates who face an arduous task of obtaining their party's nomination. The reluctance is ironic, since the D.C. press corps for months brayed loudly about how Hillary Clinton must face a primary challenger. Now she has one, and the press can barely feign interest?

Iraq, ISIS and Our Need for Repentance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Given that "the facts" the United States used to justify the invasion of Iraq were all wrong, most of the presidential candidates have admitted they might not have launched that particular war. What we have yet to hear from presidential candidates or the habitual hawks is the appropriate spiritual response to the war in Iraq: repentance.

Russ Feingold Announces Senate Run

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Last week we got some very positive news about the upcoming campaign season: Former U.S. Senator -- and environmental champion -- Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) has announced that he's running for a rematch against dirty denier Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), who unseated him five years ago.

Rick Santorum Uses His 404 Page To Skewer Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

If you venture onto GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's website and click on a broken link, you'll find a page that reads: “We’re sorry, bu...

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Blasts GOP Rivals For Opposing Equal Pay: 'What Century Are They Living In?' | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton issued perhaps the most pointed critique yet of her 2016 Republican challengers on Wednesday while campaigning in Columb...

Igor Bobic

Apparently Trolling Rand Paul Is Official Louisiana State Business | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) was so incensed by Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) comments on the Islamic State and Iraq that he issued a stat...

Chuck Norris Wants You: The Unlikely Endorsement

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

On Tuesday May 5th, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, announced his intent to run for President. This made him the sixth contender joining Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina in the competition for the Republican nomination.

Bernie Sanders Omits Key Democratic Priorities In First Presidential Campaign Speech

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

In case you didn't hear, self-described "democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders is running for president. The Independent from Vermont, who caucuses wit...

Jeb Bush 2016 Looks Like Hillary Clinton 2008

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In the month and half since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, it has become evident that she will not make the same mistakes as she did in 2008.

Scott Walker Suggests He May Skip Florida Primary

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) suggested Tuesday that, if he decides to run for president, his campaign would sit out the Florida Republican presiden...

Paul Blumenthal

Kathleen Matthews Made An Awkward Donation For A Future Democratic Candidate | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former D.C. news anchor Kathleen Matthews is expected to enter the race for Maryland’s open 8th District seat soon. As a Democratic co...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Here's What Both Parties Think About Their 2016 Candidates So Far | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Democrats might prefer to see a few more presidential challengers enter the race, while Republicans may wish their candidate list was winnowed down --...

Mike Huckabee Will Skip The Iowa Straw Poll

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will not be participating in the Iowa Straw Poll in August due to the financial burden it will place on his pre...

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush: 'Not A Shred Of Evidence' That Patriot Act Violated Anyone's Civil Liberties | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 surveillance law signed by his brother, while on ...

Igor Bobic

After 'Bumpy' Week, Jeb Bush Assures The 'Ship Is Stable' | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush says he has righted the ship. The former governor of Florida -- who is all but certain to enter the 2016 presidential race -...

Gabriel Arana

Maddow: Religious Freedom Law Killed Mike Pence's Presidential Prospects | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.20.2015 | Media

How the mighty have fallen. Once high on the list of contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will now have t...

Sam Stein

The Attack On Jeb Bush's Iraq Fumbles Grows Personal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush’s much-chronicled difficulties in describing how, with 20/20 hindsight, he would have handled the Iraq invasion have raised d...

Dana Liebelson

Elizabeth Warren Wants Hillary Clinton To 'Weigh In On Trade' | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the fight over a massive international trade agreement heats up on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Tuesday that...

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Urges State Department To Release Emails As Soon As Possible | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for the immediate release of email correspondence sent during her tenure as secretary of state, saying...

Candidates for President: Which Side Are You On?

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Larry Cohen

The issue in Iowa is not trade or no trade, as some apologists for Fast Track try to argue. The issue is what kind of ground rules do we want so that we can evaluate trade deals after 20 years of corporate trade agreements that mostly are meant to protect the investment profits of multinational corporations.

Rand Paul: Social Issues Like Abortion Didn't Inspire Me To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that social issues like abortion were not the single greatest motivating factor that inspired him to run for politi...

Bobby Jindal Forming Presidential Exploratory Committee

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) announced Monday that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee, and that he would announce his decision abou...

Republicans Debate Iraq War At Major Iowa Gathering

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

By Steve Holland DES MOINES, May 16 (Reuters) - A debate over the Iraq war triggered by Jeb Bush's wobbly response to questions about ...

Scott Walker Is Missing!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When a governor goes AWOL... ...